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Some Very Hungry Caterpillars

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

What an amazing photo! Vacaville resident Cindy Carmouche, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, captured a photo of early instar redhumped caterpillars eating her French prune leaves. One look at this photo and you will marvel at some v-e-r-y hungry...

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.
Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

Cindy Carmouche of Vacaville captured this amazing photo of early instar redhumped caterpilllars eating the leaves of her French prune tree.

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This photo shows several redhumpbed caterpillars dining on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Once Upon a Time...

Redhumped Caterpillar

Once upon a time, there was a redhumped caterpillar gorging on the leaves of a redbud tree. For three days, the hungry caterpillar gobbled the leaves, like an insect version of Pac-Man. It snipped, shredded and skeletonized the leaves and then went for...

Redhumped Caterpillar
Redhumped Caterpillar

REDHUMPED CATERPILLAR gorges on the leaves of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No More
No More

THIS redhumped caterpillar never made it to a redhumped caterpillar moth. A spider and an army of Argentine ants made sure of that. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8:05 PM

This Red(bud's) for You

Redhumped Caterpillars

There's a whole lot of crunchin' going on. The redhumped caterpillar has discovered our redbud tree, which it considers an "all-you-can" buffet. Now this is a voracious eater on the same scale of a fellow named Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. Seconds? Yes,...

Redhumped Caterpillars
Redhumped Caterpillars

REDHUMPED CATERPILLARS dining on a leaf of a redbud tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Skeletonized Leaf
Skeletonized Leaf

SKELETONIZED LEAF of a redbud tree damaged by redhumped caterpillars. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:48 PM
 
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